Star Wars re - remastered! What is wrong with this picture? (top is 2004 DVD; bottom is 1977 version DVD) (hints: added flying object; dewback; are those *roman soldiers*?!) Here's the problem: - you love Star Wars - you like high quality restored video and audio - you are a purist and didn't like the added computer graphics (CG) junk to the 2004 DVD box set version - you want the cleaned up video and audio, but without the baggage of those changes! (See the changes in the film side-by-side in... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews ) Topics: star wars, remaster
mashups, primarily from bootie mashup or played during one of their shows. I started this after hearing the amazing DNA Lounge Live: Bootie SF: Holiday Party (2011-12-10) 6-hour show and found most of the 15 songs I couldn't stop listening to. I've added another 15 songs I've heard from other shows, etc. Much of them are from/feature: A Plus D Divide & Kreate DJ Lobsterdust Titus Jones DJ Tripp etc. ENJOY! favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: bootie, mashups, compilation best of, nelly, bee gees, LMFAO, blur, katy perry, my chemical...
I'm about to sell, with some sadness, my 1978 Honda CB400A "Hondamatic" motorcycle. I have one last problem with it -- that's been baffling me for over a year. When I consolidated the speedometer and "idiot lights" to a svelte new cafe racer style chrome LED-based single instrument, I found that its neutral light was always on, no matter what gear. So I finally figured out a clever (if I may say so) way through research to use the "proverbial $7 part" from in-stock... Topics: decaf, 1978 honda, hondamatic, CB400A, project bike, motorcycle, cafe racer, relay switch,...
2012 Transformers Camaro RS V6 Having fun with attempt to test 0-60 mph... Automatic, manual mode, traction control off, paddle shifters [Recorded with two iPhones] favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: camaro, transformers, bumblebee
Time-lapse of 17 hours on Labor Day 2012 overlooking the San Francisco bay. Our downhill neighbor decided to remove a roughly 150 foot eucalyptus (that appeared to be dying) and it bumped our view of the Bay up amazingly. It's broken into 3 segments right now: (1) Canon SLR ~4:45am-10am (~3700 images) ==> 1728x1152 60fps h.264 .mp4 (~16 Mb/s) (2) iPhone4S ~10am-2:30pm (~4400 images) ==> 1296x968 30fps h.264 .mp4 (~10 Mb/s) (3) Canon SLR ~3:15pm-9:40pm (~4400 images) ==>... Topics: time-lapse, San Francisco bay, bay area, bay view
After months of work, Russ finally gets his Ninja 600cc working!Hunter, Russ, and I celebrate with an 85-mile day trip during the three day weekend around Mount Diablo, through the legendary Morgan Territory.Ridden over: Oakland, Canyon, Moraga, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Clayton, Morgan Territory, Danville, San Ramon, and home! favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: decaf, cafe racer, motorcycle, honda, CB400A, harley davidson, sportster, ninja, kawasaki, farms,...
New Bay Bridge Span opens -- VLOG 1st person motorcycle ride across. Labor Day 2013, Monday night, ~10pm The Bay Bridge opens *7 hours before* the widely reported 5am tuesday reopening, after being completely closed for 5 full days. My twin, Russ AKA "Green Magic Man" (google it ;-) (on green Ninja) and I are the first 30 vehicles on to the 8th street onramp and show you how the new Bay Bridge span looks like from a first person HD camera (courtesy of Hunter, thanks, Baby!) It is... Topics: bay bridge, motorcycle, decaf, CB400A, grand opening, cafe racer, honda, project bike, hondamatic
Time Lapse from day of 2010 Internet Archive holiday party (at 300 Funston Ave, SF). This is our relatively new and interesting downstairs workspace where we have open work "pods" as well as little niches and couch areas for discussions and collaboration. Fun notes: You can see a large clock with spinning hands in the upper right corner! This is my longest time lapse ever -- over 8 hours recorded! There is model train set in the left area on a table that you *may* be able to see... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 5 reviews ) Topic: time-lapse
The front brake of my 1978 Honda CB400A (baby cafe racer -- AKA "decaf") went almost dead. Here, we fix it in about 30 minutes -- my first time doing more than just an oil change or electronic reworkings! 8-) We assume somehow my brake fluid has deteriorated/aged from viscous fluid to closer to water (this naturally happens over time) and/or somehow has taken in air (which will sack your brakes entirely). We open my brake master cylinder, inspect, flush clean brake fluid through... Topics: decaf, 1978 honda, hondamatic, CB400A, project bike, brake job, brake bleed, front brake,...
A reformat of The Drake Saga1 short lightsaber video redone into ASCII art! There's even an HD/SD toggle in the video player for 4x more/less characters 8-) Still image from the video How to Here's how I did it (this is a bash script): set -x; SRC=http://archive.org/download/drake_saga1/drake_saga1.avi; FPS=30; HD=0; mkdir -p ~/_/aa-sd/; mkdir -p ~/_/aa/; if [ "$HD" == "1" ]; then cd ~/_/aa/; HT=136; PG="2500x2136" CROP="-crop 0x93% +repage" # sure... Topics: ascii art, lightsabers
Saving my 1978 Honda CB400A "Decaf" bike from a near fatal blow -- lower gasket blowout and huge oil leak! (like, dumped a quart+ of oil in minutes while riding fast on highway at high temps). It was inadvertently overfilled with oil (my bad) and driven too hard (twin brother's not so good) combination that killed the Beast! Work with my twin brother (a very gifted self-and-internets-taught car and motorcycle moonlighting mechanic!), I as assistant especially for the entire reassembly... Topics: cafe racer, CB400A, hondamatic, project bike, top end rebuild, valve job, timing belt adjustment,...
kittehs! sisters enjoying a lazy sunny noon on the bed. i kinda mostly made this to show a short(-n-sweet) example of a 16x9 widescreen HD/SD toggle-able video that we can use an example for those wanting to get their videos in two qualities at archive.org (and i love my catz) Topics: cats, purr
"Green Magic Man" hitting the curves on Highway 1 towards the coast, Marin County, CA on Labor Day 2014 We tried "Hyperlapse", which just came out this week, for the first time [the motorcyclists in the video] No work! Topics: Green Magic Man, kawasaki, ninja, ZX-6, motorcycle, turns, Highway 1, Bay Area, San Francisco,...
Millenium Falcon Holographic Projector This took months (maybe even 1+ year) on and (mostly) off to *finally* get working! The idea, simple enough: fit our HD projector inside a Millenium Falcon model, that projects out its front. I found a Kenner remake (slightly improved but nearly a clone) of the classic Falcon I never had as a child (hella expensive). It features: * openining cockpit, sliding chairs, 4 full-size action figures can sit * about 50 various sounds and lights (activated from... Topics: Millenium Falcon, projector, media room, electronics, maker, hack, Star Wars
MORE BOOKS! Friends of the San Francisco Public Library donated 130,000 used books from their annual book sale to the Internet Archive. About 50 volunteers and employees cataloged, sorted, and moved the books to the new Physical Archive in Richmond. Let's watch them go! (and thank you all !!) Topics: time-lapse, books, SFPL
My 1978 honda "hondamatic" CB400A cafe racer modified bike project. The "A" is for automatic (a clutch-less 2 speed "low" and "high" geared bike), so I named her "decaf". My first/primary goal is to remove the ridiculously large/lame instrument section into a single smaller combined speedo/odometer/"idiot lights" chrome single instrument, and relocate the key/ignition. For me, this is kinda ambitious! But fun to learn and customize... Topics: cafe racer, motorcycle, honda, project bike, hondamatic, CB400A
Time-lapse recording of drive from Lafayette, CA to Internet Archive in the Presidio, San Francisco, CA. About 6500 JPEGs were shot continuously at 2.4fps using the small (but mighty!) Canon SD-300 (and a tripod). I sampled 1000 images at equal intervals and created this motion-JPEG at 10fps using Cygwin mencoder. The "Motion JPEG" file is 640x480, 10fps. Expensive professional camera rig 8-): favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews ) Topics: time-lapse, driving
Celebrating National Patches Day! Some photos and videos celebrating the life of great dog of friend/coworker, the 15 year old Patches, The Wise Guest starring: Clover AKA Munchkin AKA "Trouble" Mr. Biscuit AKA Mr. B AKA "The Boss" some fun slow-mo of them running around and playing, indoor and outdoor. (if you use the inline player above, the SD versions are normal speed; the HD versions are the 4x slower speed (120fps source)) Topics: dogs, dogs playing, San Francisco, slow motion
tracey has fun with the Lost TV show... my BFF, kim's birthday was today. We have watched every Lost episode together over the years so when I saw Brendan Rome and Bud Slater completely in "Dharma" gear and a Dharma van (a la Lost) during the AIDS LifeCycle, I went crazy and had to tape a message just for Kim! Topics: lost, parody, biking
Promotional video I did for great animal rescue charity event "Dance for the Rescues" happening Oct. 9, 2011 See their site for more info and join us! favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: animal rescue, dance, fundraiser
For the Balinese collection, go to http://www.archive.org/details/Bali. Two week vacation to the glorious island of Bali, summer 2010. Bali is culturally fascinating -- full of very happy and cooperative people unlike any place I've seen. Here are some interesting tidbits/observances: Bali is an amazing isolated place whose people typically lives communally and is based off of the agriculture of rice. Despite being part of Islamic Indonesia, the vast majority (70%+) of the people are Hindu... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: bali, island, asia, vacation, time-lapse
The Train from Spain rides Mainly on the Plane Kinda fun HD 720p video of my tiny camera taped onto my 3-year-old nephew's matchbox-sized train. The camera weight and size meant it couldn't go up train hills or tight spaces, so it was a flat track with "elbow room". Choo choo! Topics: toy train, miniature
Having some fun in twisty turns in canyons in the hills near our house, with my 1978 Honda CB400a. Hunter and I were riding together -- this is footage from his helmet cam. I had just learned about 2 excellent turn techniques: (1) lift your butt up off the seat when you move into place towards hanging more off the side of the bike (instead of sliding across the seat) (2) move your head, arms, and shoulder far to the left or right of the windscreen/headlight area -- pretend like you can't see... Topics: decaf, 1978 honda, hondamatic, CB400A
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUNTER! This is an audio project and gift that was created by friends of Hunter. We had friends email in sound samples and stitched it together to a single audio mix. The parameters were open ended -- a favorite sound, chorus, showtune, something the submitter found inspiring or thought Hunter might enjoy. The mixers and editors were Tracey and John JP Young. Over 75 samples were mixed from about 15 people. Thank you contributors: Polaris, Taven, JP, PeterL, AnnetteF, DeyonJ,... Topics: mashup, eclectic
My second time lapse at night overlooking the San Francisco bay from Skyline Boulevard (5 days after excitedly trying to make my camera and computer construct a time lapse video after my first experiment. ) Topics: time lapse, San Franciso, bay
If you've never changed your motorcycle's oil, it's surprisingly easy! I step through my bike on my 2nd oil change since buying it. Topics: decaf, 1978 honda, hondamatic, CB400A, project bike, oil change, motorcycle, cafe racer
A "Blurry Trip Down Market Street" in 1905 Source from Rick Prelinger's A Trip Down Market Street Before the Fire (1905) See my original test video for how this technique was done, using ffmpeg and filtergraph techniques. Topics: blur, experimental video, market st, san francisco, 1905, prelinger, ffmpeg, filtergraph
Thanksgiving weekend flight down from SFO to John Wayne Airport, CA. It was a beautifully clear and sunny day and I poached shots on takeoff and landing. AVI is a 3 frame/second motion-JPEG. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: time-lapse, flying, plane
Preview of how Hunter and I plan to collaborate! Audio track is new music used with permission from Hunter Lee Brown. It is his latest piece titled "My Father Didn't Know John Adams" (John Adams, a local Berkeley "minimalist" composer has a piece called "My Father Knew Charles Ives" 8-) ) This is zooming in from the house on a friday night shoot (our view isn't quite this good with the naked eye!) It is a span of about 48 minutes compressed into 19 seconds (~150x... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: time-lapse, san francisco, san francisco bay, bay
deleting files in hfs+ file systems, sigh... OK, so I was on the command line and hit "prior command" and too quickly accidentally deleted a critical video i really wanted!! so i had to try to recover the video frames from either my SD card or my laptop HD. i learned a lot -- how to "dd" both disk images, try sleuthkit/autopsy, some other recovery tools. for various reasons, nothing could find or restore the deleted video. so then i got insane. i learned more about... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
some fun with new ffmpeg filtergraph features. I had wanted to make a fully lit (eg: sunny) video be more like a dimly lit and blurry video -- using just filtergraph time shifts and blends. My plan/hope was to make areas of motion blur, and make areas that remained the same seem untouched. it worked! 8-) Original source was a shot of WWDC 2013 taken by Hunter Lee Brown. Script/source code is below. The gist of the code is to fidget the source to 10 seconds in, slightly smaller, and rotated 90... Topics: ffmpeg, filtergraph, filterchain, blur, experimental video
Pictures taken from 2nd story restaurant overlooking the popular State Street of Santa Barabara, CA. AVI is 20 frames/sec motion-JPEG created with mencoder. Topics: time-lapse, city, street, santa barbara
Hunter and I travelled from CA to D.C. to watch Obama's Inauguration. We stood in the very cold historic day for 5 hours (after 3 hours getting from VA to DC) but were THRILLED! We watched from The Mall, at 12 Street, about 2/3 of the distance from The Capitol to the Washington Monument. There are two h.264 video files here -- both the same video. You can toggle between SD and HD qualities inside the video player. Topics: inauguration, obama, DC
Short video of my 1978 Hondamatic CB400A running, with consolidated instruments and LEDs working. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: cafe racer, CB400A, hondamatic, project bike
Weekend drive into San Francisco, CA and one of my earlier time-lapse films. Shot Sept, 20 2003 with my VX2000 sony cam. I used mencoder to create a 4-frames/sec motion-JPEG AVI. Topics: time-lapse, driving, san francisco